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Press Releases: Environmental Crime & Governance

Unchallenged crimes of ‘rotten apple’ palm oil company

Report exposes illegal activities and enforcement failings in Kalimantan   LONDON: Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity, a report released today reveals. Testing the Law, jointly produced by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency […]

Threat to rare tigers’ home as Indian minister visits UK

LONDON: As Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister of the Indian State of Odisha, continues his nine-day visit to the UK, campaigners say urgent action is required to stop the destruction of his State’s precious environment and protect the rare tigers living in it. Located in Eastern India, Odisha is home to Simlipal National Park, the only […]

Tiger countries must shut down breeding centres

Credibility of international programme hangs in the balance   DELHI, INDIA: Tiger Range Countries meet in Delhi, India next week to evaluate progress of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) in what will be a true test of their national commitment to end the tiger trade. The GTRP was signed into existence in November 2010 […]

Burma sanctions suspension must be opportunity for reform

Chance to transform the forestry sector with civil society   LONDON: The European Union’s suspension of sanctions against Burma, which will include lifting the prohibition on direct trade of timber and wood products to EU markets, should be an opportunity to introduce meaningful reform directly benefiting the country’s people. EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg today […]

Strip China of ivory ‘Approved Buyer’ status

Governments urged to take responsibility for failure of ‘legal’ trade LONDON: Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed. In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, the London-based Environmental Investigation […]

Strong enforcement needed to police new EU e-waste rules

LONDON: New rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union (EU) were today approved – but while welcoming the move, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned the regulations would be meaningless without rigorous enforcement. Under the previous directive in 2003, approximately one-third of EU e-waste was disposed of properly, […]

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